Happy Friday All! As promised, Tina’s back with a bit of Herbal Essence. Enjoy!
Confession #72: I am an herb waster. Yes, I am. Don’t you hate it when the recipe calls for sprigs of fresh mints or rosemary, the rest of the bundle that you must purchase from the market (because, admit it. Not all of us have a green thumb.) gets stuffed in the fridge left to DIE!?
I’ve found many variations of it on the blogosphere on adding herbs to floral arrangements. What a brilliant idea! Bringing closer two of my favorite things, food & flowers!
I decided to do all my gathering for this occasion at the Union Square Greenmarket. I love the farmers markets this time of the year, it’s filled with spring and summer fruits like the strawberries and blueberries and an abundance of fresh vegetables and spring flowers. And of course lots and lots of herbs. There were lots of the usual suspects and lots of unfamiliar, interesting and supposedly delicious vegetables.
So I picked up some lavender, mint, rosemary, oregano, basil, lilies, flowering sage, snapdragons, peppergrass, garlic scape, spray roses and the always sunny sunflower. I decided to go with the country chic route with most of the herbs that I found. It just seemed so fitting.
Snapdragons paired with oreganos, sprinkle with some peppergrass and garlic scape and volia! Or you can simply dress it up with combinations of spray roses and the lovely mint in a beautiful silver vase. It not only makes it more grown up, the mixture of the sweet smell of the spray roses and the ever so fresh mint is delightful!
The small bundle of bouquet consists of basil, rosemary, lavender, sage and spray roses will be living on my bedside table. Waking up to the aroma of this herbal blend in the morning is what I imagine waking up in Provence to be like. Ah… A girl can dream can’t she??
If you missed June’s entry in the Petal Pusher series, click here.